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Community centre back in action

CASTERTON’S Old Courthouse Community Centre is ramping up to return to full services, after a difficult year with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The centre has been running since 1987, providing a great variety of programs and activities for the Casterton community and further afield. 

Encompassing a Community Centre, a Neighbourhood House, a Community Health Service Provider, Centrelink agency, Adult Education Centre, Men’s Shed, meeting space, a shop and a great place for a chat, the centre operates out of two locations in Henty Street, Casterton - the Old Courthouse on the corner of Henty and Clarke Streets, next to the Post Office, and the CELT building, next to the Newsagency. 

New residents’ morning tea

ARE you new to Casterton and surrounds? 

Would you like to meet people or learn new skills? 

Are you looking for a group that has similar interests to you?

Are you interested in helping others? 

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, you are officially invited to the centre’s new residents’ morning tea to find out about groups and classes in the community and how to make new connections.

The tea will be held on Wednesday, 12 May at 10.30am and all new residents or community groups who would like to meet new residents, are invited.

Men’s Shed Open Day

AFTER a very quiet year of Covid-19, the Men’s Shed is re-opening on Wednesday, 26 May at 10.30am, with an open day planned and everyone is invited.

If you like planning, building and using tools or would like to spend some time working on community projects with other men in the community, head down and take a look at the Men’s Shed space, fully-fitted with power tools and workstations, in the back of the CELT building. 

The Men’s Shed is a program that specifically looks after men’s health and wellbeing through community connection and participation.

What is Telecare?

TELECARE is a reassurance phone call made by volunteers from the Community Centre. 

It is a free service giving security in knowing that our clients have daily social contact and help when needed. 

If you live alone and would like a friendly call, or if you have a spare hour each week to help out with the program, phone the centre on 5581 2139, for more information.

Back in the Office

THE community centre’s recent Volunteer drive was a great success, with a great bunch of people signing on to help in programs like Telecare.

The centre also welcomed our new committee chairwoman, Jenni James and looks forward to her leadership and direction. 

Working with Jenni, Della Gogol has taken on the secretary’s role and Liz Lewis, treasurer.

The centre’s Claire Endacott thanked John and Gina Reid, who stepped down from their leadership roles and congratulate John on his tireless direction over the last decade. 

John now has more time for working in the Men’s Shed and is getting things ready for the open day.

Old Courthouse Community Centre Casterton – Connecting the Community.

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